ISSN 1535-7821 
Vol. 20 No. 3 2004      

Book Reviews

Tai Chi in a Chair. DVD. 40 min. Health Media Productions. ISBN: 0-9746825-0-0. $29.95.

Tai Chi, a Chinese exercise method, uses gentle movement to increase flexibility, improve balance, and reduce pain. It is a good way for those with limited mobility or those who spend most of the day seated at a desk to relax and rejuvenate the body. This DVD with instructor Cindy Mason, an oriental medicine practitioner, takes viewers through a routine of movements for the arms, legs, back, and chest. It also covers Japanese self-care acupressure and provides documentation for current research about the use of Tai Chi in medical care. Although it is a low-budget production, this video offers useful information for those who want to incorporate Tai Chi into their fitness regimen.

Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA.

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